The world of programming languages is always evolving to accommodate the needs of companies and their clients. There are an estimated 2500 programming languages in use today. However, that is just a ballpark and there is no exact number for the same.
- Java, C++, and HTML5.
- An important part of a website’s design is HTML, responsible for its structure.
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Additionally, there are countless plugins created for JS. Developers can use these plugins to improve the UX of a website. While they are mostly 3rd-party plugins, they help developers add forms, social media sharing buttons, banners, ads, etc. to web pages. The other technical features that make JS useful for frontend development are its compatibility across different web browsers and AJAX.
The reason behind such popularity of JS for backend development is that it allows the unification of the codebase. Thus, the development gets fast and cost-effective. Also, it offers many libraries and frameworks like Node.js that make backend development easier and faster. The end results of JS backend development are also quite impressive.
The frameworks allow developers to easily deal with a large amount of information in real-time and perform concise web development. With high levels of data streaming, you can create web apps that can be run on different platforms without hassle.
Now that we have looked at how JS can be used for frontend and backend development, let us have a look at its different frameworks:
Angular is an open-source framework developed and maintained by the Angular team at Google. The framework is used by developers to build and run single-page web apps. The framework has an MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture. It makes the process of web development and testing easier.
Vue is a very popular JS framework when it comes to front-end programming. As a progressive framework, it can adapt to the developer’s demands, which is why it is so popular among programmers. Some of the well-known organizations that develop Vue apps are Adobe, Alibaba, Grammarly, Xiaomi, and others.
MeteorJS is user-friendly, thanks to an almost limitless number of packages and libraries. It works well on both desktop computers and mobile phones. It ensures that communication between the server and the client is as smooth as possible. One of the disadvantages of utilizing MeteorJS is that it is strongly reliant on the availability of the network.
Gatsby is an expandable framework because of its extensive plugin library, including more than 2,000 (approx) different plugins. Gatsby, built on React and GraphQI, is ideally suited for creating relatively static web pages with services connected (via its plugins, of course).
Please keep in mind that Gatsby does not support server-side rendering, which allows websites developed with Gatsby to load very quickly, but it may also be a constraint.
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